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Gang member gets life in deadly 2016 drive-by shooting (Fulton County, GA): A 23-year-old gang member was sentenced to life in prison, more than two years after he sprayed a car with bullets, killed a teen and injured a man in southeast Atlanta.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 13, 2018
Program attempts to curb youth gang violence (DeKalb County, GA): Arabia Mountain High School football player Joshua Cook, 17, from Stone Mountain, had a promising college career ahead of him. Cook was set to attend college but was arrested last year, along with two other teens, in the shooting death of Jacquorrius Madison. Cook, Terrance Thornton, and Corey Bryant were accused of trying to steal marijuana from Madison.
Source: The Champion Newspaper Date: August 13, 2018
Herndon Teen Gets 48 Years for Ashburn Gang Murder (Loudoun County, VA): The second of three suspects in a 2016 gang-related murder in Ashburn was sentenced Monday to spend 48 years in state prison. Oscar Fabricio Lopez Nieto, 17, in April entered pleas of no contest to charges of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, two counts of wounding by mob, two counts of gang participation, two counts of conspiracy to commit murder, and two counts of stabbing in the commission of a felony.
Source: Loudoun Now Date: August 13, 2018
2 alleged Bloods members plead not guilty to shooting Hempstead dad (Nassau County, NY): Two teenagers pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges in the Christmas Day shooting authorities said killed a Hempstead father who was walking to pick up his 11-year-old daughter at a nearby train station.
Source: Newsday Date: August 13, 2018
Rival Chicago-area gangs unite to build playground for kids after calling for a cease-fire (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago made alarming headlines last weekend when more than 70 people were shot and at least 12 killed during the bloodiest weekend of the year.
Source: The Blaze Date: August 13, 2018
A week of shootings leads to changes in High Point, gang suspicions (Greensboro, NC): Gun violence has claimed the lives of five people and an unborn child in 14 days as High Point police try to ride out this turbulent stretch. Police Chief Kenneth Shultz doesn’t mince words on the cause: two local gangs.
Source: News & Record Date: August 13, 2018
MS-13 Member from Silver Spring Gets Two Life Sentences (Greenbelt, MD): A federal judge sentenced a 28-year-old Silver Spring man to two consecutive life sentences Monday for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his gang activity as a member of MS-13, according to a statement from the Justice Department.
Source: MyMcMedia Date: August 13, 2018
Police investigating gang-related shooting in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): A Lompoc shooting in broad daylight sent two men to the hospital. Police are now trying to find the person or people responsible for the chaotic scene.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: August 13, 2018
Toppenish police say double shooting believed to be gang-related (Toppenish, WA): Toppenish police say two gang-related shootings this weekend have put two people in the hospital.
Source: KIMA TV Date: August 13, 2018
Santa Fe Gang Activity On The Rise (Santa Fe, CA): Santa Fe Police say gang activity has been on the upswing recently. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge sat-down last week with two of the Santa Fe Police Department’s leaders in combating gang activity and related crime and prepared this report:
Source: KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio Date: August 13, 2018
Long sentence for fatal Tacoma stabbing that was allegedly part of a gang initiation (Tacoma, WA): A fatal Tacoma stabbing landed one of the men involved a hefty prison sentence Friday. Juan Jose Gaitan Vasquez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the death, which was allegedly part of another suspect’s gang initiation.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 13, 2018
Chicago's deadly summer: guns, gangs and the legacy of racial inequality (Chicago,IL): A young black woman in shorts and a cropped white top decorated with a purple sequined dollar sign spins and pouts for her own camera as a rapper sings: “You ain’t gonna see me fall.” Then the shooting starts.
Source: The Guardian Date: August 12, 2018
Statewide gang crime conference planned (Dobson, NC): A lieutenant in the Surry County Sheriff’s Office is helping organize a statewide police event this week. The N.C. Gang Investigators Association is hosting its 17th-annual conference in Winston-Salem Tuesday to Thursday. The organization is an association of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals who are dedicated to the prevention of gangs and suppression of gang-related activity within the state of North Carolina.
Source: The Mount Airy News Date: August 12, 2018
Truce between rival gang factions leads to Pullman playground built amid a newfound peace (Chicago, IL): A young boy in an oversized T-shirt that hung to his knees struggled to lift the shovel of mulch that was almost as tall as he was. Around him, music blared on the muggy Friday in Pullman on the Far South Side as volunteers and community residents worked together to build a playground between two brick houses on South Corliss Avenue.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 11, 2018
Alleged gang member to enter plea in 2017 Mission District homicide (San Francisco, CA): Hours into the new year in 2017, a man ran out of a liquor store in the Mission District with a gun tucked into his camouflage hoodie. A surveillance camera recorded as he rushed a group of men passing in the dark, bashed one over the head with the loaded pistol and fired at point-blank range.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: August 11, 2018
Triple shooting in Richmond appears to be gang related, police say (Richmond, CA): Two men and a woman were injured late Friday in what appears to be a targeted, gang-related shooting in Richmond, authorities said.
Source: SF Gate Date: August 11, 2018
Buffalo police, mayor meet with feds to quell East Side violence (Buffalo, NY): During the summer of 2009, a war erupted between the 7th and 10th Street gangs on the streets of Buffalo's West Side. Nine people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 11, 2018
Prevention And Intervention: Finding Solutions To Gang Violence Before It's Too Late (High Point, NC): A violent and deadly week in High Point ends, as family and friends mourn the loss of 18-year-old Anastasia Ray and her unborn baby, and 61-year-old Brenda Herbin. Both women were shot and killed, only blocks apart.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: August 11, 2018
Exclusive: Gangland NYC — How a judge’s decision may be connected to Junior’s mistaken identity murder (Bronx, NY): A judge’s order to grant bail to an alleged gang leader may be connected to the brutal killing of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz. That's a new angle in the story of the fight against gangs in New York City.
Source: PIX11 News Date: August 11, 2018
Police: Gang members arrested for attempted murder following stabbing in Napa (Napa, CA): Two known gang members were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a rival gang member Friday night in Napa, according to Napa Police.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: August 11, 2018
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